SystemPanel Changelog

September 16, 2011: 1.0.11

  • Processes are now categorized into four categories:
    • Active applications are actually running at the present time on the device. An active application
      may be running in the background and not have any information currently displayed on the screen. Any active application has
      at least one "Activity", i.e., screen of its user interface, loaded into memory.
    • Service-Only applications are running applications that have no user-interface components (no "Activities")
      loaded. Some applications in this category simply do not have a user interface of any kind. Other applications in this
      category may not have any visual user interface components loaded into memory at the present time (such an application
      may move back and forth between being "Active" and "Service-Only").
    • Inactive (Cached) applications have been preloaded into memory, but are not actually using up any
      system resources. Such applications will not consume any battery power whatsoever. The memory used by these
      applications can be immediately reclaimed should other applications require it. As such, there is no need to
      manually remove these applications, as you will see no tangible benefit from doing so. As you terminate applications,
      the Android OS will attempt to cache other (or perhaps the same) applications into memory again.
    • Internal applications are those which are part of the Android operating system itself.
      Some of these applications may be terminated manually, but they will be immediately restarted afterward by the OS.
  • Added support to open "Process Control Panel", for Eclair (Android 2.1) and later versions. This enables quick access to Force Stop any application, even those with services/alarms which are otherwise forbidden from being stopped in Froyo (Android 2.2) and later. As always, please understand the Task Management section of the documentation and do not attempt to improve your device's performance by unnecessarily terminating arbitrary applications.
  • Process details view now shows running activity and service information for Android applications.

July 21, 2011: 1.0.11

  • Live metrics screen now better supports dual-core CPUs by showing individual usage CPU charts.
  • Storage usage is now properly displayed for more devices which feature both internal user memory and an external SD card, such as the Droid 3 and some versions of the Galaxy Tab.
  • Device Info "Storage" screen now shows detailed information about all mounted filesystems.

April 30, 2011: 1.0.10

  • Removed display of CPU clock frequency on devices whose Android build prevents applications from reading this information, e.g. T-Mobile LG G2X. Unfortunately there is simply NO MEANS for us to read this information on some devices due to incorrectly set permissions.
  • Added features for Android software development (disabled by default, must be manually enabled, see in-app help).
  • Added progress spinner to process list during loading/startup.
  • Fixed bug where screen rotation cancels Installer "Archive All" operation.

March 15, 2011: 1.0.9

  • Added links to Android application details screens (Gingerbread and later).
  • Improved UI for tablets / large screen devices such as Motorola Xoom.
  • Added finer-grained (1%) battery charge monitoring for second-generation Motorola Droids (X/2/Pro)
  • Now additionally tested on Gingerbread (N1, Droid1 w/CM7) and Xoom.

January 25, 2011: 1.0.8

  • Added miscellaneous performance improvements and minor bugfixes.

November 9, 2010: 1.0.7

  • Added capability to customize end-all-tasks widget. You can now choose between nine different widget icons. Widgets can also be rendered without the gray lighted background if desired.

August 31, 2010: 1.0.6

  • Recategorized several critical applications as "Internal System Applications" on certain phones/devices. These applications include items such as HTC Sense and various components of the Motorola Blur infrastructure. Please feel free to contact us to suggest additional critical system applications specific to your phone's make/model. Such applications may still be manually terminated.
  • Added new sections to on-device Help system: "Improving Battery Life" and "FAQ".

August 9, 2010: 1.0.5

  • Added in-application notice regarding Android 2.2 / Froyo and custom ROM compatibility. We apologize for updating the product only for this modification, but we were regrettably receiving numerous user complaints and vehemently negative reviews about issues that are completely beyond our control with regard to Android 2.2 and custom ROMS. The most notable issue is that Froyo does not hold many applications in the "Inactive" state. This version is otherwise entirely equivalent to 1.0.4, updating is generally unnecessary.

July 28, 2010: 1.0.4

  • Added workaround for bug in Motorola Droid X firmware, wherein the device will not restart the USB service if it is manually killed by the user. SystemPanel now flags this service as an internal system process. Additionally it will never be killed by "end all", even if ending "System apps" is requested.

July 12, 2010: 1.0.3

  • Fixed bug where End All dialog could close excluded if "Background Apps" or "Inactive Apps" were selected.

July 7, 2010: 1.0.2

  • Added support for hiding notification icon.
  • Added warning when disabling running monitoring service as a foreground service.
  • Added help topic discussing use with rooted phones and custom firmware/ROMs.

June 7, 2010: 1.0.0

  • Initial stable release.